March 18, 2012

Can Europe's Pirate Party Change Politics?

Kaiser & Latsch, Der Spiegel

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The Pirate Party, which made international headlines after its success in state parlimentary elections in Berlin last year, stands to make gains in two other German states this spring. The party's pledge to foster transparency and participation is resonating with voters who are fed up with local corruption.

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Jamestown Foundation
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The Calm Before Europe's Next Storm
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EU View of Russian Foreign Policy
Centre for European Policy Studies
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